Monday, March 23, 2009


beloved, iconic, fabulous
May 2003- March 2009
R.I.P. my darling

This was one of those pieces that I wanted to keep forever and pass it on to my future fashionista daughter so she would be the envy of all her friends.

And now all I'm left with is devastation. My dry cleaner destroyed my love, my darling, my Burberry over coat.

To be honest, I have no idea what happened. This wasn't the first time I had it cleaned...

The cleaner is sending it back to Burberry for inspection. I'm not really sure what that's supposed to accomplish. I really wasn't listening. I couldn't focus on anything but the horrible stains left on my once beautiful coat.

I didn't scream or yell. I was surprisingly calm when she broke the news. She too was devastated - said something about taking care of it... I don't know. I don't care.

I hadn't worn it for a couple years. For me, it had to be special. It had to be the star. I saved it for occassions that needed that je ne said quoi.

All I have left are the memories. I can still remember the exhilaration I felt when the salesgirl zipped the navy blue garment bag and handed it to me. My first. I was in Las Vegas at the Venetian. It was on sale and I was blissfully in love.

And now I'm heartbroken.


Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

horrible. making the saddest most pitiful face right now. F THAT DRY CLEANER. Don't they have to pay you some percentage of what it was worth? ugh ugh ugh.

heartbroken for you!!!!!!!

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Tiffany said...

OMG. That's awful! so so sad. :(

Baby Mama said...

I felt the same way about my white windbreaker!!!!

Josh Treybig said...

That's so sad, unlike Karen, I <3 Burberry and dreamed of owning a beautiful overcoat some day. I mourn your loss as though it were my own. :'(

jack said...

weak sauce, sis :(

Hapalicious said...

So sad for you :(